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1. (Animals) a S European viper, Vipera ammodytes, having a yellowish-brown coloration with a zigzag pattern along the back
2. (Animals) another name for horned viper
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|Noun||1.||sand viper - highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye|
viper - venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
|2.||sand viper - harmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or play dead when disturbed|
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
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